Skip to main content

Anna Karenina Read-A-Long Discussion Week 3

My initial post HERE
My post for Discussion Week 1
My post for Discussion Week 2


PART FIVE AND PART SIX

This book got stale for me again. So much socialism and politics that I started to drift off. It has been an emotional rollercoaster of a read for me, and I am so glad the ride is almost over. I feel like this book has been read forcefully instead of with my usually easy gait. How I dread book that make me feel that way. But I digress, it is too close to the finish line for me to give up.

I still like Levin the most, even though he has changed since marriage. I think he is still a top character, though I don't like how he seems to ignore his wife. Maybe it's just me, but I find myself asking why did they get married in the first place... he's supposed to be infatuated with her and now he got her it's lost it's luster. 

I dislike Anna more and more all the time. She still pines for a life she could have always had, if she kept her legs closed. She is one lost soul, and she brought it on herself. I hate that she blames Vronsky, like he did this all himself. It takes two to tango lady! I also hate her morals as a mother. How can she be so distraught over one and not give love to the other? That made me sick to read her feelings, as a parent it killed to know she could feel that way to her daughter. She was repulsed by her and that repulsed me.

I do appreciate Vronsky is not the slimeball I initially thought him to be. He has good and virtuous intentions. It's Anna that can't get it together. He wants the divorce and she is ignorant as to why. I can't believe she wouldn't want the same after Stepan took her son away. Again it boils back to Anna being an idiot, and enforces why I dislike her so.

That's all I got to say this week. See ya on the next one!

Comments

  1. There are a ton of politics, true. I know that there are critics that see this portion of Tolstoy's writing as genius, as he has managed to get a ton of his own strong beliefs into the story. I have especially heard this about the dinner party setting. I am not a critic however, and only know what I like. All of the political portions are as dry as the agricultural sections last week.
    We certainly do agree on many levels, especially concerning Anna.
    Thank you for your insightful post.

    ReplyDelete
  2. hi Freda! you're right. it's Anna who can't pull herself together. i commiserate with Vronsky and why he wanted to go for the divorce. he wanted his heirs to have a name. that i can understand from a man's point of view. if only the circumstances were different and not the mess that he and Anna are in, things could probably have been better for all concerned.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Me too! I just can't get how she could love one and was totally repulsed by the other. Admittedly, I've only the one child but still, I think if I ever felt like that of my own child, it's a sign that I really have gone mad! Maybe she has...?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I found this section hard to get through as well...which is why I didn't make it all the way through. It's been entirely too tempting to pick up other books.
    I agree with you regarding Anna. I kinda of wonder if she thought this is what she wanted an then realized it wasn't what she thought it would be, especially as she so jealously clings to Vronsky.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, Freda!

    You know, I share your feelings in regards to this book! It may be a masterpiece, but it sure isn't a pleasant read -- at least not all of it. I, too, have been forcing myself to keep reading it.

    I also agree with your opinion of Anna. I like her less and less as time goes on! She's a LOUSY mother, and pretty much all she can think of is that she wants Vronsky, no matter what. But I do blame Vronsky just as much as I blame her. The minute he found out she was married, he should have made an effort to stay away from her.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! : )

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are for Google Users Only due to spam comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinions and comments.

Popular posts from this blog

Dr. Suess' The Grinch (With #Giveaway)

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 5TH!
RATED PG
86 minutes
AMAZON US

Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!



REVIEW:
Such great animation!
There was always something going on in this movie. Even though it was a story I have seen played out a million times and a million different ways, they all are different too. This had more of a story. It was very magical and is definitely fun for the whole family.
Want to point out, Max, the dog, stole the show for me. He is so adorable, even if animation. Such a good dog.
This is one of those Christmas movies that you really can enjoy all year round. It has enough laughs, fun and morals to be played anytime. Plus there is nothing wrong with Christmas cheer in February.


4.5/5



WANNA WIN…

#Win The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (US/CDN)

AVAILABLE AUGUST 27!
Rated PG
173 minutes
AMAZON
The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favourite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?


REVIEW…

#Win A Spider-Man: Far From Home Prize Pack (US/CDN)

AVAILABLE NOW!
RATED PG
129 minutes
AMAZON
Our friendly neighborhood super hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal and more!



REVIEW: Inside the prize pack my family received, was some super cool experiments to try. Here is a snap of our Levitation adventures;


It was so much fun to do! It was super cool to watch the tinsel levitate too! Then we sat to watch the movie.
What a good movie for the whole family! It was filled with action and adventure. Plus the story line was what I appreciated most.
The hubby had lots to say about this one. He was happiest that the film focused on one of the original Spider-man nemesis', Mysterio. He is one of the best Ma…